• Fox TV stars Kevin Bacon and Mindy Kaling

    No, this is not the house that "House" helped build.

    Fox was absent from most of the glamour categories as nominations were announced Thursday for the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.

    The network, which led the charge on TV convention in the 1980s, and scored big wins in the 2000s with "24" and "Arrested Development," saw its mojo depleted, if not usurped by Netflix, which planted its flag for online streaming with 14 nominations, including a history-making nine for "House of Cards."

    Fox, meanwhile, made do with 19 overall nods, the least among its broadcast brethren, including PBS. The number was a step down from last year's 26 nominations, and a long way from the 51 the network scored as recently as 2010.

    Freshman buzz shows "The Following" and "The Mindy Project" failed to break through; sophomore comedy "New Girl" slumped; and, "Glee," which led Fox's 2010 drive with 19 nominations, continued to cool off.

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  • "Scandal," "The Big Bang Theory," "Breaking Bad" … even if you've never watched them, you know what they're about. But there may be a few entries on today's list of 2013 Emmy nominees that have you scratching your head, and with that in mind (Ha! Head … mind, get it? Anyway …), here's a quick primer on a few Emmy-nominated programs to put on your must-catch-up-with viewing list:

    "Top of the Lake"

    Star Elisabeth Moss earned one of her two 2013 Emmy nominations for this intense, emotional drama about a detective (Moss), who returns to her New Zealand hometown to visit her mother, and gets drawn into the mystery surrounding a 12-year-old pregnant local who's gone missing. Think "Twin Peaks"-meets-"The Killing," with a thoroughly fantastic cast (which also includes Holly Hunter), and writing and direction by Oscar winner Jane Campion. The Sundance Channel miniseries received eight Emmy nominations, including Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie for Moss, Supporting Actor for Peter Mullan,

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  • Diana Rigg

    Diana Rigg fans, rejoice: She's back with an Emmy nomination — 46 years after her first.

    Diana Rigg in "The Avengers"Fans of action ladies might remember Rigg in the 1960s British series "The Avengers" (not the Marvel comic book). As the comely amateur British spy Emma Peel, the Shakespearean-trained Rigg dispatched villains with karate chops while wearing sinewy leather outfits or sleek Pierre Cardin-designed athletic gear. Her partnership with the dapper John Steed, played by Patrick Macnee, still holds up brilliantly.

    Rigg received Emmy nods for Outstanding Continued Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Dramatic Series in 1967 and 1968. Her gap's not enough, though, to beat record-holder Betty White at 61 years.

    Rigg also played another unique role: She married James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." The 1969 film isn't part of the MGM canon, but nevertheless wins kudos for a pretty awesome Bond portrayal by George Lazenby and of course Rigg's hypnotic turn as the only one worth a ring.


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  • 2013 Emmy Nominations By the Numbers

    Kristen Wiig hosts "Saturday Night Live"

    The often-predictable Emmy Awards has been shaken up this year, thanks to Netflix. The online streaming service made history by scoring 14 nominations and becoming a major player alongside HBO, Showtime, and FX. Take a look at this year's nominations, by the numbers.

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    171: Nominations for "Saturday Night Live" in its 38-year history, setting a new record. This year, the late night sketch comedy show received 15 nods.

    108: Nominations for HBO, which blew away the competition. It wasn't even close, with Showtime coming in second at 51.

    70: The entire series total nominations received by "30 Rock" in seven seasons.

    16: Nominations for "Game of Thrones," the most of any drama.

    14: Nominations for Netflix, including Best Drama for "House of Cards." This is the first time an online streaming service has picked up mentions in top categories.

    11.7: Million viewers who watched History’s "The Bible," the most of any nominated miniseries (and

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  • 'Will You Accept My Hose?' The Emmys Have!

    Yahoo! Screen's 'Burning Love' is nominated for an award at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards.

    Here at Yahoo! TV, we're incredibly proud of our web series "Burning Love," so we're very excited that the show is the first ever Yahoo! series to be nominated for an Emmy Award!

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    The show, nominated in the "Outstanding Special Class - Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Program" category, lovingly satirizes reality television, specifically dating shows, bringing in some of television and film's most hilarious performers to compete for the fictional affection of the star of the show, or in the case of the most recent season, "Burning Love: Burning Down the House," having past contestants and some new faces compete for a very lucrative $900 prize.

    Stars of the show have included comedian Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino ("Childrens Hospital"), Kristen Bell ("Veronica Mars"), Ben Stiller ("Meet the Parents"), Adam Scott ("Parks and Recreation"), Jennifer Aniston ("Friends"), Adam

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